Reaction to Cornell Assaults

By Dave Sherry

Reaction to Cornell Assaults

September 6, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A string of sexual assaults had Cornell University on high alert this week.

But how is it affecting students?

Those we spoke with Thursday say they're not all concerned.

Ithaca and Cornell police have no new leads on three sexual assaults, including a rape, from early Sunday morning.

Students and faculty have received email alerts warning them to be careful and take stock of your surroundings, especially when walking at night.

"Most students I think were surprised, at least the freshman were, because it was the first two, three weeks of school and we weren't really expecting it. But other than that, it just kind of, they read it and move on I think," said Rocio Guerrero, a freshman at Cornell.

Ithaca Police have increased patrols around campus.

Students we spoke with say they've only noticed these patrols during the day, but not at night, when the attacks happened.

The campus is equipped with what are known as blue light phones, which are direct dial to emergency responders, but students tell us there aren't enough and not everyone knows how to use them.